Lost in translation: Passengers shocked after airline included ‘dog food’ on business class menu

People laugh a lot at a Chinese airline because of a funny mistake. Do you know that airplane food is not always a success? This airline may have gone too far with a menu item that had everyone talking.

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What did the airlines do?

Someone on a China Eastern Airlines flight noticed something pretty surprising on the business class menu and shared it online.

The airline allegedly had a dish on its menu that included imported dog food and okra as an appetizer. Many people on social media say this is probably a translation error. We hope it is.


How did people react on the Internet?

The image garnered nearly 1,000 likes on Facebook and was shared on Reddit, leading to more jokes and trolling.

China Eastern Airlines Business Class Dinner Menu byu/2gun_cohen in China

“Apparently economy class passengers only receive food for domestic dogs,” one user joked. “If it’s business class, I expect my imported dog food to be 96% organic air-dried meat.” another wrote.

“Most likely the translation went wrong. Plus, how bad could dog food be? said another.

Some users speculated that the translation could refer to hot dogs or suggest that the airline is pet-friendly. The ambiguity left room for various interpretations.

Others requested to see the original Chinese version of the menu to better understand what was on offer.


While the idea of ​​eating dog food may be considered better than not eating anything during a flight, Japan Airlines sparked controversy earlier this year by encouraging passengers to forgo meals on certain flights.

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The airline has been experimenting with this initiative since 2020, stating that it is part of its strategy to reduce environmental impact by reducing plastic use and minimizing the number of meals served to reduce food waste.

Japan Airlines urged passengers to make the “ethical choice” not to eat, emphasizing that many travelers preferred to sleep during flights rather than be woken up to eat.

For every passenger who decided to skip the onboard meal, the airline pledged to donate to school lunch projects that benefit children in developing countries facing hunger.

While some customers received emails from Japan Airlines about this initiative, it generated mixed reactions.

Despite the different opinions, the airline clarified that passengers can still request other drinks and snacks.

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